View Full Version : Evgeny Morozov: King of Trolls

01-02-2014, 09:00 AM
I'm skimming through CJR's profile of Evgeny Morozov (http://www.cjr.org/cover_story/evgeny_vs_the_internet.php) and caught this hilarious detail:

He recently lost nearly 100 pounds by working out on a rowing machine in his apartment while watching European art-house cinema.

You should read it if you're someone interested in technology and culture. Although I don't expect you to like Morozov; I don't like him entirely myself either though I do thank him for writing this NYT column (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/03/opinion/sunday/the-perils-of-perfection.html?_r=0) on some seriously stupid technological solutions to social problems. He's more than a bit of an assclown who likes to have his cake and eat it too.

But I find it so fitting he was exercising while watching some arthouse—almost like religious penance for being too mainstream or something. I bet he was watching Robert Bresson movies.